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Calming Canines: Using Pheromones to Reduce Dog Separation Anxiety

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Anxious Dog Laying on Dog Bed

Dog separation anxiety is a behavioral condition in which a dog becomes distressed and anxious when left alone or separated from its owner or family members. It is a common issue and can manifest in various ways, including excessive barking, destructive behavior, house soiling, or attempts to escape. Dogs are social animals and their strong bond with their human caregivers can lead to anxiety when that bond is disrupted by being left alone for extended periods.

Causes of Separation Anxiety:

1. Lack of Socialization: Dogs that have not been adequately socialized or

have had limited exposure to being alone may find it challenging to cope

with solitude.

2. Past Trauma: Dogs that have experienced previous traumatic events

when left alone, such as being abandoned or re-homed, may develop

separation anxiety.

3. Sudden Changes: Major life changes, such as a move to a new home or

the loss of a family member or companion animal can trigger

separation anxiety in dogs.

Dog being comforted by owner while laying on dog bed

Using Pheromones to Reduce Separation Anxiety:

Pheromones are chemical substances produced and released by animals to

communicate with each other. They play a significant role in social bonding

and can help create a sense of security and comfort in certain situations.

Synthetic versions of these pheromones are available in products designed to

help dogs cope with various stressful situations, including separation anxiety.

The synthetic pheromone used by UnRuffled Pets to alleviate separation

anxiety in dogs is called 2M2B. When a dog senses Unruffled Pets

Pheromones, it can trigger a feeling of safety and familiarity, which can help

reduce anxiety and stress.

UnRuffled Pets® Pheromones for Dogs are available in various forms, including diffusers, sprays, and collars.

Here's how they work:

Diffusers: These are devices that release UnRuffled Pets® Pheromones into the air, creating a calming environment for the dog. UnRuffled Pets® diffusers do not need to be plugged into electrical outlets and work over a designated area in the house.

Sprays: Unruffled Pets® Pheromone sprays can be applied to specific items, such as bedding or crates, to create a calming effect in the dog's immediate surroundings

Collars: Unruffled Pets® Pheromone collars are worn by the dog like a regular collar. They release the pheromone gradually over time, providing constant comfort and reassurance to the dog.

It's essential to note that while UnRuffled Pets® Pheromones can be helpful in managing separation anxiety, they are not a standalone solution. Combining the use of UnRuffled Pets® Pheromones with other behavior modification techniques and gradual desensitization to being alone is often the most effective approach. Professional help from a certified dog trainer or behaviorist may also be beneficial in severe cases of separation anxiety. Additionally, providing engaging toys, regular exercise, and structured routines can contribute to overall well-being and help reduce anxiety in dogs.



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